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Data from: Ecological and environmental predictors of escape among birds on a large tropical island

Kasun B. Ekanayake, Jonathan J. Gnanapragasam, Kithsiri Ranawana, Dulan R. Vidanapathirana, U. Tiran Abeyawardhana, Chandima Fernando, Alexandra McQueen, Michael A. Weston & Matthew R.E. Symonds
Ecological and environmental traits can influence avian escape behaviour but most data underpinning our current understanding relates to continental and temperate areas and species. We conducted a phylogenetically controlled comparative analysis of flight-initation distance (FID) against a variety of environmental, behavioural and life-history attributes for Sri Lankan birds (202 species; n = 2540). As with other studies, body mass was positively associated with FID, and longer FIDs occurred in areas where human population density was...

Additional file 3 of Effects of meditation on physiological and metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus “MindDM”: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

K. P. C. Dalpatadu, P. Galappatthy, P. Katulanda & S. Jayasinghe
Additional file 3.

Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Abstract Background Shift work is considered a risk factor for a number of chronic health conditions including obesity. Weight reduction in obese patients lowers the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and mortality. Achieving a negative energy balance by providing low-calorie meal replacements is widely used for weight management. This study aims to evaluate the impact of a low-calorie “meal-replacement” on the weight and metabolic parameters of shift workers with obesity. Methods This trial...

Niche dynamics of Memecylon in Sri Lanka: distribution patterns, climate change effects, and conservation priorities

Prabha Amarasinghe, Narayani Barve, Hashendra Kathriarachchi, Bette Loiselle & Nico Cellinese
Aim: Recent climate projections have shown that the distribution of organisms in island biotas is highly affected by climate change. Here, we present the results of the analysis of niche dynamics of a plant group, Memecylon on Sri Lanka, an island, using species occurrences and climate data. We aim to determine which climate variables explain current distribution, model how climate change impacts the availability of suitable habitat for Memecylon, and determine conservation priority areas for...

Additional file 2 of Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Additional file 2. Nutritional composition of the meal replacement product.

Additional file 1 of Global child and adolescent mental health perspectives: bringing change locally, while thinking globally

Sowmyashree Mayur Kaku, Jordan Sibeoni, Salah Basheer, Jane Pei-Chen Chang, Dulangi Maneksha Amerasinghe Dahanayake, Matias Irarrazaval, Jamie M Lachman, Boladale Moyosore Mapayi, Anilena Mejia, Massimiliano Orri, Tze Jui-Goh, Md Saleh Uddin & Inge Vallance
Supplementary Material 1

Additional file 3 of Effects of meditation on physiological and metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus “MindDM”: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

K. P. C. Dalpatadu, P. Galappatthy, P. Katulanda & S. Jayasinghe
Additional file 3.

Effects of meditation on physiological and metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus “MindDM”: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

K. P. C. Dalpatadu, P. Galappatthy, P. Katulanda & S. Jayasinghe
Abstract Background Sri Lanka is faced with the challenge of managing a large population with diabetes mellitus by 2030. Psychological stress plays a major role in disease outcome by exerting physiological, psychological and social effects on individuals with chronic disorders. Meditation-based interventions have positive effects on the management of stress and diabetes, which are mediated via modulation of neuro-humoral mechanisms and autonomic functions, among others. Mechanisms of bio-physiological effects of meditation are considered to be...

Population genomics of an emergent tri-species hybrid zone

Libby Natola, Sampath Seneviratne & Darren Irwin
Isolating barriers that drive speciation are commonly studied in the context of two-species hybrid zones. There is however evidence that more complex introgressive relationships are common in nature. Here, we use field observations and genomic analysis, including the sequencing and assembly of a novel reference genome, to study an emergent hybrid zone involving two colliding hybrid zones of three woodpecker species: red-breasted, red-naped, and yellow-bellied sapsuckers (Sphyrapicus ruber, S. nuchalis, and S. varius). Surveys of...

Additional file 3 of Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Additional file 3. Roles and responsibilities of DSMB.

Additional file 4 of Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Additional file 4. Consent form.

Additional file 2 of Global child and adolescent mental health perspectives: bringing change locally, while thinking globally

Sowmyashree Mayur Kaku, Jordan Sibeoni, Salah Basheer, Jane Pei-Chen Chang, Dulangi Maneksha Amerasinghe Dahanayake, Matias Irarrazaval, Jamie M Lachman, Boladale Moyosore Mapayi, Anilena Mejia, Massimiliano Orri, Tze Jui-Goh, Md Saleh Uddin & Inge Vallance
Supplementary Material 2

Global child and adolescent mental health perspectives: bringing change locally, while thinking globally

Sowmyashree Mayur Kaku, Jordan Sibeoni, Salah Basheer, Jane Pei-Chen Chang, Dulangi Maneksha Amerasinghe Dahanayake, Matias Irarrazaval, Jamie M Lachman, Boladale Moyosore Mapayi, Anilena Mejia, Massimiliano Orri, Tze Jui-Goh, Md Saleh Uddin & Inge Vallance
Abstract Child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) are a global priority. Different countries across the globe face unique challenges in CAMH services that are specific to them. However, there are multiple issues that are also similar across countries. These issues have been presented in this commentary from the lens of early career CAMH professionals who are alumni of the Donald J Cohen Fellowship program of the IACAPAP. We also present recommendations that can be implemented...

Additional file 2 of Effects of meditation on physiological and metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus “MindDM”: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

K. P. C. Dalpatadu, P. Galappatthy, P. Katulanda & S. Jayasinghe
Additional file 2.

Additional file 2 of Effects of meditation on physiological and metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus “MindDM”: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

K. P. C. Dalpatadu, P. Galappatthy, P. Katulanda & S. Jayasinghe
Additional file 2.

Additional file 4 of Effects of meditation on physiological and metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus “MindDM”: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

K. P. C. Dalpatadu, P. Galappatthy, P. Katulanda & S. Jayasinghe
Additional file 4.

Additional file 4 of Effects of meditation on physiological and metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus “MindDM”: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

K. P. C. Dalpatadu, P. Galappatthy, P. Katulanda & S. Jayasinghe
Additional file 4.

Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Abstract Background Shift work is considered a risk factor for a number of chronic health conditions including obesity. Weight reduction in obese patients lowers the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and mortality. Achieving a negative energy balance by providing low-calorie meal replacements is widely used for weight management. This study aims to evaluate the impact of a low-calorie “meal-replacement” on the weight and metabolic parameters of shift workers with obesity. Methods This trial...

Additional file 3 of Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Additional file 3. Roles and responsibilities of DSMB.

Additional file 2 of Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Additional file 2. Nutritional composition of the meal replacement product.

Data from: Evolution and biogeography of Memecylon

Prabha Amarasinghe, Sneha Joshi, Navendu Page, Lahiru S. Wijedasa, Mary Merello, Hashendra Kathriarachchi, Robert Douglas Stone, Walter Judd, Ullasa Kodandaramaiah & Nico Cellinese
Premise The woody plant group Memecylon (Melastomataceae) is a large clade occupying diverse forest habitats in the Old World tropics and exhibiting high regional endemism. Its phylogenetic relationships have been previously studied using ribosomal DNA with extensive sampling from Africa and Madagascar. However, divergence times, biogeography, and character evolution of Memecylon remain uninvestigated. We present a phylogenomic analysis of Memecylon to provide a broad evolutionary perspective of this clade. Methods One hundred supercontigs of 67...

Additional file 1 of Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Additional file 1. SPIRIT checklist.

Additional file 1 of Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Additional file 1. SPIRIT checklist.

Additional file 4 of Meal replacement as a weight loss strategy for night shift workers with obesity: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Piumika Sooriyaarachchi, Ranil Jayawardena, Toby Pavey & Neil A. King
Additional file 4. Consent form.

Additional file 1 of Effects of meditation on physiological and metabolic parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus “MindDM”: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

K. P. C. Dalpatadu, P. Galappatthy, P. Katulanda & S. Jayasinghe
Additional file 1. Protocol for the meditation intervention

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